segunda-feira, 11 de março de 2019

YDNT with Lussac - An Interview

Chega a ser curioso como existe vida inteligente na música pop independente mas, ao mesmo tempo, ela infelizmente fica escondida, submersa, absolutamente sem espaço.

Inúmeras bandas novas, quando eu digo novas, quero dizer extremamente novas, meninos basicamente que cresceram ouvindo o indie rock dos 00´s, leia-se Arctic Monkeys, Strokes, Arcade Fire, Foals entre outros, mas que de uma certa maneira, sobressaem-se dessas influências e migram para algo estimulante, muito longe da aparente forçada de barra que são as banda citadas.

Um desses casos, é o italiano Lussac. Além de tudo descrito anteriormente os caras tem, talvez por pura coincidência, ou não, uma pegada new wave, até pós punk, mas um lado mais melódico, nada de extremos soturnos, ou melancólicos, ou qualquer coisa, simplesmente a música vai fluindo suave e puramente.

"Embargo / The Reptiles" o primeiro single, é algo como se os Chameleons adentrassem ao mundo do indie, já o último single, "YDNT" é puro indie rock moderno, sem firulas, é denso sem ser claustrofóbico, é melódico sem ser piegas, é apenas uma boa música pop.

Se houvesse algum modo de catapultar bandas como o Lussac para acima do submundo dos bons sons, certamente a burrice do mainstream seria bem menor.

***** Interview with Lussac *****

Q. When did Lussac begin? Tell us about the history...
It all started in high school when we were 4 uncool kids (still pretty uncool eheh), we begun covering Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes playing at house/school parties, then we found our personal sound and recorded our first tracks, lost a member and returned in a strongerthanbefore mode with our new singles we're releasing this year.

Q. Who are your influences?
Apparently our music seems to be 80's post-punk/new wave inspired, partly it is right, but the truth is that most our influences come from more recent bands just like Foals, Interpol and TV on the Radio.

Q. Make a list of 5 albums of all time…
Just Toto know why

Q. How do you feel playing live?
Live shows are always pretty confusing moments, we got mixed feelings about it.
On one side playing live our song is exciting and all of us enjoy it, especially with a hot crowd.
On the other it is always difficult to share in a direct and no-filtered way personal and intimate lyrics to the public.

Q. How do you describe your sound?
Nothing harder.. You could say our sound is characterized by reverbered melodies and wavy sounds from the guitars which surround bold rhythmics from both the drums and the bass.

Q. Tell us about the process of recording the songs
We always spend most of our time playing over and over our songs to make sure that they sound close enough to what we want. Our goal is to get in the studio with full complete songs but we often add new details that pop up while recording.

Q. Which new bands do you recommend?
Thin King, The Big Moon and Little Cub definetly deserve a space here.

Q. Which band would you love to make a cover version of?
We'd love to cover some great contemporary female voice just like St. Vincent or some amazing The National slow ballads.

Q. What are your plans for the future?
We got some great new singles to share this year, after that we will probably take our time to write some more songs, we need to evolve and grow if we want it to last.

Q. Any parting words?
*bark in Spanish